US—Burial Registers for Military Posts, Camps, and Stations, 1768–1921

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About This Project

  • The registers of interments for this project were created by the Cemetery Branch, established shortly after the Civil War in the office of the Quartermaster General, Washington, DC. The Cemetery Branch's work involved establishing, maintaining, and improving national cemeteries as the last resting place of the war dead. Many civilians, usually wives and children of military personnel, are listed, as well as some Confederate army soldiers. 

How to Help with This Project

  • If you have not already done so, you must register as an indexing volunteer. To register and to download and install the indexing program, click here for the indexing home page. Click Get Started, and follow the instructions on the page.
  • After you register, click the Begin Indexing link on the indexing home page, and sign in to the indexing program with your username and password. Then click the Download Batch button, and select this project name from the list. To see the project name on the list, you may need to select Show all projects at the top of the Download Batch window.

Skill Level: Beginning

  • This project is recommended for new volunteers who are still becoming familiar with the indexing process and system.

Sample Images

Characteristics and Description

  • The records are handwritten on register forms.
  • The registers are arranged by the name of the military post.
  • The names are in rough chronological order by date of burial.
  • Each batch contains one image, often with two pages.
  • An image can contain up to 66 names.

Records Access

  • The general public can freely access the completed index and images.

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